Age 87, died October 16, 2023 in Rush City, MN.
Tom was married to Shirley Marie Lamson for 19 years from 1957-1976 and Donna Marie Lamson for 42 years from 1979-2022. He was a court reporter for Dakota County before retiring. Previously he worked as a tile layer. He started his family in Minneapolis, MN, then moved 2 times to St Paul, then on to Stllwater, then Inver Grove Heights, then Sarona WI. Tom and Donna also bought a vacation home in Sun City Center, Florida that they enjoyed for many years.
Born in St Paul, MN, he was the son of Stuart and Esther Lamson, and was a graduate of Cretin High in Highland Park. He was a Navy veteran, and served as a Sea-Bee in Guam and the Philippines, where he learned to play the ukulele by a fellow Sea-Bee, a Samoan. He was an avid golfer and man of many hats. He loved and excelled at bridge, cribbage and many other card games.
Survived by special friend, Janet of Rusheba Station, Rush City; son, Stephen (Eliana) of Oakdale, MN; and daughters, Julia (Bob) Jansen of Oakdale, MN, Laura (Sam) of Minneapolis, MN and Stephanie (Joel) Hersh of Chapel Hill, NC; six grandsons, Kyle Jansen, Ryan Jansen, John Lamson, Kevin Lamson, Rabih (Samantha and Elijah) AbiHanna, Thomas AbiHanna; and one granddaughter, Sarah Lamson; cousins, Bridgid, Tim, Dennis, Tom Galvin and Ken Baynard. Also survived by stepchildren, Jeff, Sandra, Todd and Denise; and many step grandchildren.
Preceded in death by Thomas and Shirley's children, Lawrence and Melissa; and parents, Stuart and Esther Lamson.
He will be greatly missed by all with his dry sense of humor, quick wit and many shenanigans.
Service Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at BRADSHAW CELEBRATION OF LIFE CENTER, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard, Stillwater. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
God looked around in his garden
And he found an empty place
He then looked down upon this earth
And saw your tired face
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest
God's garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best
He knew that you were suffering
He knew that you were in pain
He knew that you would never
get well on earth again
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "peace be thine"
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home